Low Vision, Principles and Practice, 4th Edition

Low Vision

4th Edition Principles and Practice

By Christine Dickinson, BSc, PhD, MBCO, Senior Lecturer, Department of Optometry and Vision Sciences, University of Manchester, UK


What is low vision?; Incidence and causes; Measuring visual performance; The multi disciplinary team in low vision care; Magnification; Increasing object size; Decreasing viewing distance; Real image magnification; Telescopic magnification; Non optical aids; Illumination and lighting; Aids for peripheral field loss; Special techniques; Sensory substitution; Environmental modification and building design; The initial assessment; The examination routine; Prescribing magnification; Training patients in the use of magnifiers; Are low vision aids successful?; The place of low vision in optometric practice